Super Easy, Super Cute Easter Bunny Cupcakes

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Nothing says Easter like Easter Bunny cupcakes, am I right? I am always trying to make on-theme desserts for a certain little pre-schooler and these certainly made her a happy girl. You can make your own cupcakes of course or even just buy undecorated cupcakes from a bakery or grocery store and just add the simple decorations.

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You’ll need frosted cupcakes, jelly beans, coconut, black icing, and bunny ears. To make the ears I just cut the shapes from white and pink construction paper and taped them to toothpicks (see? Easy.)

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Roll the frosted cupcake top in coconut and make sure it’s fully covered.

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Decorate! Halved jelly beans make the perfect eyes and nose for a bunny. Draw whiskers and a mouth with your black icing. Stick in the ears.

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Voila – Easter bunny cupcakes to please any/all kiddos. Enjoy!

PS. Easter bunny Rice Krispie Treats

How to Throw Your Toddler a Character Themed Birthday Without Too Many Characters, Part ii

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So last week I told you about the invitations and party hats for Z’s birthday party and today I thought I’d share the little cupcakes I made for the party. We had her party at a local dance studio where they have all sorts of fun games, songs, and activities for the kids to do. It’s one of those parties where all you do is show up with your cake and favor bags and the place does everything else (a parents’ dream!). So, I knew I could focus my attention on making some adorable Minnie Bowtique cupcakes because there wasn’t much else for me to do. Instead of attempting to draw Minnie’s face on each cupcake I decided we’d focus on her head, ears, and of course the start of the show – the bow. Here’s how I made them:

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I used the Trader Joe’s vanilla cake mix and baked the cupcakes in pink polka dot liners. I made buttercream frosting from scratch and once frosted, I used crushed oreos to coat the top to make Minnie’s head. I put the oreos (chocolate cookies only!) in a baggie in small batches and used a rolling pin to crush. Then just rolled the frosted tops in the cookies. Ps. It was surprisingly easy to scrape off the white center of the oreo and it often came off in one piece. My husband made some quadruple stuffed oreos so they didn’t go to waste. =)

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For the bows, I printed out Minnie’s bow and put it on a baking sheet covered in wax paper. I then piped pink melted chocolate into the shape of the bow and let set in the fridge for a few hours.

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Then I put them all together using mini oreos for Minnie’s ears. *Note – the weight of the crushed oreos on the frosting made them sag a little so I suggest popping them right into the fridge once decorated to harden up. I think they came out pretty cute…

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…and they tasted “yummy in my tummy” as Z told me. 😉

 

Couple Things…

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Z loves her pompom tank, but I am not sure how long those pompoms will actually stay attached. D’oh.

We have 2 really nice, large rhododendron plants in our yard and they suddenly bloomed earlier this week!

We went to a 30th birthday party Saturday night where the drinks were strrrrrong. We decided Georgetown cupcakes would help us feel better the next morning.

We tried vanilla birthday, hummingbird (banana bread cupcake w/ cream cheese icing!), chocolate squared, and lava fudge.

Since blueberries are in season, we made some yummy muffins from our favorite recipe.

Lately, Z loves to stand on our bay window, look outside, and play with our Christmas Cactus.

 

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!